Helpful Review 5
Complex Picture of a Gold Leather
Gold Leather is another of the wonderful creations made by Paul Kiler, a self-taught perfumer that share his knowledges in the DIY section of the basenotes forum, a person passionate about perfumery and dedicated to what he creates. One thing that pops out to me in his perfumes is its complexity: you cannot read or expect something from a Paul fragrance just for the listed notes, the final result is more complex than they and demans you to try and pay attention to the evolutions on the skin. His Gold Leather is quite interesting, a leather creation that happens so many things that it could be a vintage creation, but that certainly has a modern, bright and light aura at the same time. It starts with a very citrus aroma that reminds me the smell of sweet oranges. At this first i already detect the leather, an accord that reminds me more of suede, with a pinch of saffron maybe and slightly plastic side which is quite cool, that reminds you the smell of new plastic. In a second phase, this leather gains an harmonic white floral aura, which is very abstract to me: is something floral with a green and sweet nuances that blends very well with the leather. Sometimes during this floral phase i detect an almond aroma, that probably is due the tonka, which seems to go in and out of focus between the floral aromas. In a last moment, the creation goes into a base which has a slightly retro touch, a base that would fit very well into a vintage creation: an earthy aroma, a mixture of moss, woods, ambar and a slightly animalic touch that works very well as a rounding note inside the composition. There are so many small details that is hard for me describe them totally: it's a complex photography, where at distance the elements make the golden leather suggested but one that if you go closer you see that there is much to be understood behind of what seems to be so simple and harmonic.